Bordeaux Chateaux

Chateau Pedesclaux, Pauillac 2015

R995

Exuberant and rich fruit from a great value Chateau, delivering great structure and juicy pleasure with an upward curve

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Description

Description

 

Additional information

Additional information

Grape Variety

Bordeaux Blend, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Other Varietals

Producer

Bordeaux Chateaux

Product Type

Red Wine

Vintage

2015

Wine Group

Prestige

Wine Occasion

Formal Entertainment, Indulgence

Wine Region

Bordeaux, Bordeaux – Left Bank

Critics Top Rating

94 points

Story

Story

One of Pauillac’s less well-known estates, Chateau Pédesclaux is well situated in front of Mouton Rothschild and Pontet-Canet.

The property’s history dates back to the early 19th century when Urbain Pédesclaux – a renowned trader on the Bordeaux marketplace – acquired some vineyards put up for sale following the Revolution and established the estate in 1810. Symbolising the bourgeoisie’s arrival in the Médoc (previously under aristocratic rule), Urbain Pierre Pédesclaux set about building the estate’s reputation. When the wines of the region were classified in 1855, Chateau Pédesclaux was granted the title of Fifth Growth.

The estate was acquired by Françoise and Jacky Lorenzetti in 2009. Over the next few years they purchased new parcels, almost doubling the property’s footprint from 26 to 50 hectares. The vineyards underwent significant work with soil studies and replanting, and in 2014, opened a new chapter, its vineyards fully restructured and an impressive new gravity-fed winery and cellaring facilities.

Specifications

Specifications

Vineyard – All work favorizing a good distribution and aeration of the grapes (disbudding, clipping,thinning out of leaves.Hand-picked sorting harvest according to the terroir, the vigorous zones and separation between stocks from the heart and the borders of our plots.Harvest in crates, followed by a manual sorting on clusters and then on berries.

Winemaking – Gravitary vatting without pressing Prefermentary cold maceration Long vatting period Gravitary vinification without pump

Blend – Cabernet sauvignon 52%, Merlot 42%, Petit verdot 6%

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

Deep and lively garnet color. The nose quickly reveals a great complexity. Black currant, sweet orange peels and spices aromas brought by the petit verdot, used for the first time in theblending of Château Pédesclaux. Aeration enables to assess the whole aromatic range marked by licorice, cinnamon and cardamom. A beautiful volume in mouth with gingerbread and mild tobacco notes, typical of the great Pauillac terroirs. The tannins, suave and silky, show a beautiful balance between strength, elegance and subtlety.

Critic Ratings

Critic Ratings

James Suckling – 94 points

17 Jan, 2019 – Exuberant and rich with so much fruit and richness. Layered and almost exotic. Full-bodied, chewy and very dense. Structured and, at the same time, muscular. Needs four to five years to open.

Wine Enthusiast – 92-94 points

Barrel Sample. This is a juicy, fruity wine that’s supported by dark fruit tannins. The black currant fruits are bright and crisp, while the structure is firm and the finish lingering. 4/1/2016


Robert Parker – 90-92 points

The 2015 Château Pédesclaux is a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot, incidentally the first time that the latter has been used in the blend. It was picked form 18 September with the young Merlot and finished 26 October with the Cabernet Sauvignon at 50 hl/ha. It has a very pure bouquet with iodine-tinged blueberry and blackberry fruit, graceful and harmonious. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, precise in the mouth with perhaps the best tension that I have discerned in this rejuvenated Pauillac – one where a pretty penny has been spent, I might add. Granted, it is not a Pédesclaux with profound depth and I was anticipating greater “volume.” That said, it is nicely proportioned and sure to age well, continuing the vigorous upward curve of this estate. One to watch. 28th Apr 2016

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